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Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd

Company Profile: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd

  • Parent company:
    FELDA (The Federal Land Development Authority)
  • Landbank (total):
    784,710 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    13.08%
  • Market cap:
    1,455,413,504 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    FGVH.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    FGV MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5222OO004
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Other initiatives:
    ISCC, ISPO, MSPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), producing palm oil derivatives and biofuel, refining, trading
  • Locations:
    Malaysia (Johor, Kelantan, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and Indonesia (West Kalimantan) and Papua New Guinea through a joint venture with IRIS Corporation
  • Headquarters:
    Malaysia
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    FELDA is planning to acquire a 37% stake in PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk. FELDA is also a shareholder to Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (4.4%), Boustead Plantations Bhd (1.9%) and Sime Darby Bhd.
  • Notes:
    FELDA voluntarily withdrew its RSPO certificates as of 3 May 2016, as FGV could not be RSPO certified under FELDA's membership, as FELDA does not have a controlling interest in FGV. FELDA was previously a RSPO member from 2004. FGV became a RSPO member as of 27 Dec 2016 and the company is revising its time-bound plans for certification and then will commence external audits.
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Company Assessment: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd

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Total: 19.5 / 59 33.1%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 4 / 15 26.7%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes, FELDA has been an RSPO member since 2004.

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    • Q: 1.2. Has the company submitted its most recent Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) report to the RSPO?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 1.3.1. In the company's  most recent and up-to-date RSPO ACOP report, does the company refer to itself as an oil palm grower?

      A: Yes, FELDA refers to itself as an oil palm grower.

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    • Q: 1.3.2. In the company's most recent and up-to-date RSPO ACOP report, does the company state all the countries and regions in which it operates?

      A: Yes. FELDA states all the countries and regions in which it operates: Malaysia (Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu) and Indonesia (West Kalimantan).

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    • Q: 1.4.1. Has the company RSPO-certified its first plantation estate: a) By November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007? b) Within three years of joining the RSPO or of acquiring plantation operations as an RSPO member?

      A: As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, the company currently has no RSPO-certified estates. However, FELDA joined RSPO in 2004 and certified its first plantation estate in 2010. FELDA has a time-bound plan to complete certification by 2017. However, this time-bound plan only applies to its Malaysian operations.

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    • Q: 1.4.2. Has the company missed any of its public targets to be 100% RSPO-certified?

      A: No

      No score

    • Q: 1.5. What percentage of the company's total plantation estates is RSPO-certified?

      A: As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, the company currently has no RSPO-certified estates.

      Prior to withdrawal of its certificates, 73.25% of FELDA's plantation estates were RSPO-certified (this calculation includes FELDA's scheme smallholder planted area)

      Calculation: 527,931 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 720,707 ha (stated planted area) x 100

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    • Q: 1.6. Are the company's RSPO Principles and Criteria certification assessments publicly available?

      A: No. The certification assessments were available on the RSPO website but have been removed since FELDA withdrew its certificates.

      No score

    • Q: 1.7.1. Have the first of the company's independent FFB suppliers achieved RSPO certification?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols. FELDA has a time-bound plan to complete RSPO certification of its third party suppliers by 2025. However, this time-bound plan only applies to its Malaysian operations.

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    • Q: 1.7.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its independent FFB suppliers to be RSPO-certified?

      A: No. However, the company's target to achieve 100% RSPO certification of independently sourced FFB was extended from 2020 to 2025.

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    • Q: 1.8.1. Has the company RSPO-certified its first scheme smallholders?

      A: No. FELDA has a time-bound plan to achieve 100% scheme smallholder certification by 2020, although this target only applies to its Malaysian operations.

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    • Q: 1.8.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its scheme smallholders to be RSPO-certified?

      A: No. As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, the company currently cannot have RSPO-certified scheme smallholders.

      No score

    • Q: 1.9. What percentage of the company's scheme smallholder plantations is RSPO-certified?

      A: As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, the company currently cannot have RSPO-certified scheme smallholders.

      Prior to withdrawal of its certificates, 0% of FELDA's scheme smallholder estates were RSPO-certified.

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    • Q: 1.10. Does the company have any open complaints filed through the RSPO complaints system?

      A: Yes, FELDA has the following open complaints filed through the RSPO complaints system:

      October 2015: The company is alleged to have breached labour conditions at its plantations in the treatment of workers

      February 2015: Community of Desa Begahak has alleged that FELDA has breached the communities user rights to the land in breach of Principle 2.2

      No score | Source

  • Landbank and maps 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Q: 2.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement detailing its land acquisition criteria?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 2.1.2. Does this statement apply to all of the company's scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 2.2.1. Has the company publicly disclosed its total landbank area for oil palm cultivation?

      A: Yes, landbank for oil palm cultivation is 730,557 ha

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    • Q: 2.2.2. Has the company publicly disclosed its total planted area?

      A: Yes, planted area is 720,707 ha

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    • Q: 2.2.3. Has the company publicly disclosed its total scheme smallholder area?

      A: Yes, scheme smallholder hectarage is 237,298 ha

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    • Q: 2.2.4. Has the company publicly disclosed its total area of land managed for conservation that is set aside (i.e. including areas of High Conservation Value)?

      A: Yes, landbank for conservation is 9,850 ha

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    • Q: 2.3.1. Are all of the company's concession maps publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      A: Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO, but not all are publicly available due to ongoing legal issues.

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    • Q: 2.3.2. Are all of the company's scheme smallholders' concession maps publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols.

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  • Environmental management 6 / 14 42.9%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: Yes, FGV is committed to not undertake any new developments in primary forests and in High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, and conserve High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests

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    • Q: 3.1.2. Does this statement apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 3.2.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to undertake Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) prior to any new planting taking place?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 3.2.2. Does the company make its Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process publicly available?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 3.3.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to conduct SEIA (Social and Environmental Impact Assessments) assessments prior to any new planting taking place?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 3.3.2. Are all SEIA assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      A: There is public availability of some SEIA assessments:

      Peninsular Malaysia: No SEIA assessments could be found

      Sabah: No SEIA assessments could be found

      Sarawak: Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd

      Kalimantan: PT Temila Agro Abadi; PT Citra Niaga Perkasa

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    • Q: 3.4.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments prior to any new planting taking place?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 3.4.2. Has the company publicly committed to only using licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 3.4.3. Are all of the company's High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      A: There is public availability of some HCV assessments:

      Peninsular Malaysia: No HCV assessments could be found

      Sabah: No HCV assessments could be found

      Sarawak: Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd

      Kalimantan: PT Temila Agro Abadi; PT Citra Niaga Perkasa

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    • Q: 3.4.4. Does the company make its High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all of its estates publicly available?

      A: There is public availability of some HCV management plans:

      Peninsular Malaysia: No HCV management plans could be found

      Sabah: No HCV management plans could be found

      Sarawak: Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd

      Kalimantan: PT Temila Agro Abadi; PT Citra Niaga Perkasa

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    • Q: 3.5. Has the company publicly committed to applying a High Carbon Stock (HCS) methodology to all of its landholdings and not developing on HCS areas?

      A: No. However, FGV only states "FGV is committed to conserving High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as one of our carbon reduction strategy".

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    • Q: 3.6. Does the company have a publicly available Water Management Plan or equivalent for its operations?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 3.7. Does the company have a publicly available Integrated Pest Management Plan for its operations?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 3.8. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to not use WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides and paraquat, or time-bound plan for phasing out their use?

      A: No. FELDA has stated it is looking to phase out of using paraquat, however no specific timeline for this has been publicly disclosed.

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    • Q: 3.9. Has the company been mentioned in any relevant media stories and/or reports that make reference to wildlife conflict or deforestation within the company's plantation estates and/or its scheme smallholders' or independent FFB suppliers' plantations?

      A: Please find the relevant media stories listed in the media monitor below.

      No score

  • Fragile, marginal and peat soils 0 / 2 0%
    • Q: 4.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement stating that it is committed to a strict 'no new development on peat' policy?

      A: No. However, FELDA states that it and will avoid "any new planting on peat as per RSPO and MSPO's guidelines". The company also states it will not acquire any new land for oil palm development where the peatland area constitutes more than 20% of the land parcel.

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    • Q: 4.1.2. Does this policy apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 4.2. What percentage of the company's landbank for oil palm cultivation is located on peat?

      A: Approximately 2,170 ha

      No score | Source

  • Zero burning 1 / 2 50%
    • Q: 5.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement stating that it is committed to a strict policy of zero burning?

      A: Yes. Felda has a no open burning policy, including no burning during replanting activities.

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    • Q: 5.1.2. Does this policy apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 5.2. Has the company been mentioned in any relevant media stories and/or reports that make reference to fires found within the company's plantation estates and/or its scheme smallholders’ or independent FFB suppliers’ plantations?

      A: No relevant media stories could be found

      No score

  • Greenhouse gas emissions 3 / 6 50%
    • Q: 6.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

      A: No. The company commits to reduce GHG emissions, but no time-bound plan for this goal could be found using the research protocols.

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    • Q: 6.1.2. Does this time-bound plan apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 6.2. Does the company publicly report on progress made towards achieving its time-bound plan?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 6.3. Does the company publicly report its GHG emissions from land use change associated with new planting?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 6.4. Has the company made a public commitment to report and to reduce effects from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)?

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 6.5. Has the company made a public commitment to eliminate methane emissions from all of its palm oil mills?

      A: Yes

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  • Traceability 0 / 12 0%
    • Q: 7.1. Are all of the company's mill locations publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      A: Mill locations have been made available previously, which are viewable on the SPOTT map. However, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil mills.

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    • Q: 7.2. What percentage of the company's total palm oil mills is RSPO-certified?

      A: As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, the company currently has no RSPO-certified mills.

      Prior to withdrawal of its certificates, 82.86% of FELDA's palm oil mills were RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 58 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 70 palm oil mills (stated number of palm oil mills operated) x 100

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    • Q: 7.3. What percentage of the company's total fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) purchased from independent suppliers (not including outgrowers and scheme smallholders) is RSPO-certified?

      A: As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, the company currently has no RSPO-certified independent FFB.

      Prior to withdrawal of its certificates, 0% of the company's independently sourced FFB was RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 0 (tonnes RSPO-certified) divided by 3,954,430 (total tonnes of independently sourced FFB) x 100

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    • Q: 7.4. Does the company have a public commitment to move towards Segregated and/or Identity Preserved certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 7.5. Does the company prioritize certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) from Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chain models over Mass Balance or GreenPalm?

      A: As FELDA has withdrawn its RSPO certificates, it currently produces no certified sustainable palm oil.

      Prior to the withdrawal of its certificates, FELDA used Book & Claim, Mass Balance and Segregated supply chain models.

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Media Monitor: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd

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Deforestation and wildlife conflict

Fires and haze

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